10 Hikes To Take In Europe

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If you’d ask me I would say that taking hikes is the best way to explore a piece of nature – and Europe has a lot of different sides of nature. You actually should go hiking everywhere, to breath in the fresh air and to explore surroundings you would never see otherwise. Jup, I’m pro-hiking. So according to me.. these are the 10 hikes you definitely have to take in Europe!

 

Medvedak hiking trail, Plitvice Lakes – Croatia

 

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The Medvedak hiking trail leads you towards the Plitvice Lakes, Plitvicka Jezera national park Croatia.  I guess this is one of the best views you can have when you are in Croatia, so how to explore it better than hiking through it?! There are a lot of hiking trails through the park, but this is probably the best one. You can step in at different points, which means that you can decide the length of the hike yourself!

 

Kjerag hike, Stavanger region – Norway

 

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Just for the picture I would go on this hike. How amazing would it be to stand here.. would you dare? Norway offers you amazing views all around the country, but this hike definitely tops the list. For me at least!

 

West Highland Way, Milngavie – Scotland

 

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Beautiful and more beautiful landscapes are to be found in Scotland. Not the hardest hike as well, so for a lot of you this is a great hike to.. hike. Definitely put this one on your list!

 

Laugavegurinn – Iceland

 

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This trail leads you to glaciers, volcanos, valleys and mountains. I definitely think that this trail will give you an amazing experience and impression of what Iceland is all about!

 

GR 20 – Corsica

 

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So what about the GR 20 in Corsica? My sister and mother did this one – a 12 day hike that leads you from the northern point to the southern point of the island(or the other way around). This is a hard one (also known as the toughest long hike of Europe), but the views are unforgettable. You can also do little bits of this one: day trips will lead you to lakes and viewpoints.

 

Berchtesgaden National Park – Germany

 

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Who ever thought Germany stopped at Berlin is wrong. The Berchtesgaden National Park is probably one of the most beautiful national parks of Europe, and hiking through it will make your day.. wait what? It will make your week!

 

Tour du Mont Blanc – France

 

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Of course, how could I forget Europe’s highest mountain? Next to skiing you can definitely hike your way around the mountain. Spectacular views are guaranteed!

 

The Faroe Islands

 

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The Faroe Islands are a pretty small part of Europe, but oh, so pretty. I really have no preference of hiking trails of The Faroe Islands as the complete islands are equally pretty, so why not make it an hiking trip to discover everything?

 

Kungsleden – Sweden

 

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This hiking trip will give you some of Sweden’s best landscapes. It leads you through four national parks, so you know you’ll get the best of Sweden when walking this!

 

Northwestern Peak, Rysy Mountains – Poland

 

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While most hiking routes are on the western side of Europe, the east has a lot to offer as well. This hike in Poland is definitely my fav! It leads you through the mountains of Poland, offering you amazing views and landscapes!

 

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  • Olga Rabo

    I’m moving to Berlin next week, so I’ll definitely make it to The Berchtesgaden National Park!!! Thanks!
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  • shelby

    They all look like they’d be amazing hikes! Great list :]

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  • Rachel Colley

    Great article! Just discovered your blog I’ll definitely be following 🙂

    I wish I had the time (and money) to go hiking around Europe.

    theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thank you Rachel! Hiking doesn’t have to be expensive.. in fact it is probably one of the cheapest ways to travel! You don’t have to go far to hike, maybe there is a great hiking route near your hometown!

  • They all look so amazing!

  • These are fantastic. I hope that eventually I can do them all. I just got back from the UK and was amazed by the hiking opportunities there. My personal favorites were traipsing through the sheep filled hills of Wales and walking along the rolling Pentlands outside of Edinburgh.

  • Just looking at the pictures scares me 🙂 I guess whoever wants to take these hiking trips must be quite fit.

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    • Some of them are not so bad! If you pick a hike with lots of height differences you’ll have a much harder time I guess;-)